Phuket dive sites

Green Island dive site Phuket

Green Island

Escape the crowds and dive into the hidden gem of Green Island, just off the coast of Phuket. Explore vibrant coral reefs, encounter diverse marine life, and uncover the secrets of this secluded underwater paradise. With exclusive access to this pristine dive site, get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with beauty and wonder.

Bungalow Bay Phuket Dive Site 10

Bungalow Bay – Racha Yai

Bungalow Bay is characterised by a deep curve and both sides are excellent for scuba diving or for scuba training dives. The northern side of the bay is a reef slope with staghorn corals and small rock outcrops ranging from 5 to 22m of depth, ends with a sandy bottom. The southern side of the bay is covered with staghorn and pore corals, and has several gigantic rocks along the edge of the island.

Koh Mai Thon

Koh Mai Thon is a small island and famous for its beautiful coral reefs. The waters are usually crystal clear water with powdery beach and resident wild dolphins that are regularly spotted here. Mai Thon offers 6 dives sites in total and has a depth range of 2m to 25m. This means that it’s especially suited to new divers or those who prefer shallow easy dives.

North Tip – Racha Noi

Racha Noi North Tip is a picturesque little bay and a beautiful Phuket diving location. Granite boulders topped by lush tropical vegetation make a great setting for diving. Boulders reach out from the island on either side of the bay and continue underwater giving the dive site a ‘Similan Island’ feel.

Racha Noi Bay – Racha Noi

Located on the southeast side of the island, Racha Noi Bay is easily distinguished by the small islet. At low tide, the sand ridge connecting to the main island will be visible. The shallow coral garden at the north and south is highly suitable for snorkeling. The coral gives way to a sandy bottom at depth of 12m . On the rocky portions deeper than 30m, sea fan and sea whips occupy the area with amazing underwater landscapes.

South Tip – Racha Noi

South tip is located at the southern of Racha Noi and is not large. It consists mostly of granite boulders at the depths ranging from 15-18m in the north to more than 60m in the south. It the west the rock slope is gentle but the east side is steeper and there are fewer hard and soft corals such as fire and sea fan corals attached to the rock. The current is complex and strong and can become extreme. This dive site is not for beginners or intermediate. For this reason it is difficult to find a daily schedule for this particular dive spot.

Racha Yai Shipwrecks

Racha Yai has five boat wrecks all located around bays 1 and 2 on the east side of the island.

Bay 1 – Racha Yai

Bay 1 has a very small beach, which is easily missed. There are pore corals heads scattered along the entire stretch of this bay, occasionally interrupted by a patch of staghorn coral. The reef starts from a depth of 5m and goes to as deep as 20m before hitting the sandy bottom. The largest beach is located at Bay 2. While it also has an abundance of coral heads and branch corals.

Marina Bay – Racha Noi

Formed from granite rock, the bay in the lid west of Racha Noi Island is carpeted with leather corals and a mixture of sea fans, sea whips, fire corals and hard corals such as pore corals. The dive start from the sandy bottom at 18m depth or from the rocky reef next to south of the bay where you can see huge rocks which slope down to 35-40m. There are many swim-through at this site waiting to be explored.

Banana Bay – Racha Noi

Possibly getting its name from the abundance of banana trees that grow on the bay, the east of Racha Noi Island is named “Banana” bay. This is an easy dive site, with a clear shallow flat area starting from 3-10m and hard coral reef slopping gently to 25-30m with staghorn coral occupying most of the area punctuated by white powdery sand.

Koh Doc Mai

One of the best macro sites around Phuket, this wall dive features colorful corals and critters abound. Photographers can find yellow tiger-tail seahorses, ornate and harlequin ghost pipefish, and a whole host of different nudibranchs.

Shark Point – Hin Musang

One of the best day-trip dive sites in Phuket, but also incredibly popular and very busy during peak season. Three pinnacles are covered in beautiful pink and purple soft corals, numerous barrel sponges, and the marine life is plentiful. This is an excellent site for encountering leopard sharks near the sandy bottom, as well as barracudas, banded sea snakes, and stingrays.

King Cruiser Wreck

Phuket's most popular wreck dive, this 280 feet (85m) ferry sank in 1997 after hitting the reef. It is now home to a plethora of Andaman Sea species, and while penetration is no longer possible, there is still plenty to explore outside the wreck.

Anemone Reef – Hin Jom

A popular site visited by day boats and liveaboards, this single pinnacle is named after the large field of anemones that cover it. Divers can spot lionfish, clownfish moray eels, and reef sharks, as well as some fascinating macro clinging to the rocky substrate.